Ubuntu :: Menu Bars Keep Disappearing After A While?
Apr 5, 2011
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Cr48 (google beta laptop), which is downloaded from Google.
After a while of using it (it varies, and has been about 30 minutes recently), the menu bars at the top and bottom of the screen disappear.
Webpages perpetually load... but never do. Browser chats still work with people, I just cant load new web pages.
When I hit the power button and am prompted with three shutdown options, the top and bottom icon are red circles with a white X (like it cant load the icon), and all the text is just boxes like it cant load the symbols.
I have to hard reset the whole computer by pulling the battery.
I installed 11.04 and came to notice that the icons for my bookmarks in the places menu on the desktop are sometimes present and other times they are not, I have no idea what is causing this but it is from a fresh install all i have done is update. it's a minor issue but small things like this tend to annoy me oh and this is in the default unity session
See, I like the KDE (like Kubuntu) but I dislike the menu bars and the taskbar (though I like the setup of it once the menu button is opened), and I much prefer GNOME's icons and bars, is there any way I can do this?
I just upgraded to Natty and I cannot access any of my menu bars. My mouse does not move any higher than the screen boundaries and I'm sure they're not set to auto hide. After doing some searching I found the following commands which I ran in a terminal on my Mac, controlling my Ubuntu machine through SSH.Window manager error: Unable to open X display.
I have opensuse 11.2 64 bit with the latest Nvidia drivers on a Gnome desktop; out of the box compiz 7.8 worked great. I had no intention of upgrading but I did with the upgrade to 8.4. Everything upgraded fine except I lost my menu bars on all screens when they were opened. I downgraded back down to 7.8 and still the same issue. Right now I have no compiz on so I can have have my menu bars. There is something I must be missing when I installed or reinstalled or upgraded compiz. I would like to get an original compiz setup that a fresh install gives.
I've been playing around with some themes recently, and a couple of the murrine themes have messed with my menu bars (this isn't ONLY occuring in firefox, but occurs in every window with a menu bar).Does anyone know how to remove the colored menu bar, and make it normal?
How do I reset unity when I've lost my left side menu bar and the bar at the top is also gone? Pressing Alt /f2 doesn't doesn't come up either so I can't type 'unity --reset' I guess that's the command for restoring defaults to the screen. Rebooting the system the same thing happens. It appears to be locked up without menu's and function keys
After upgrading to Natty from the previous version and switching to Ubuntu Classic my compiz settings were completely wiped out. No problem, I just re-entered them. The problem is that I don't get any menu bar on my windows. It also happens once in a while in Metacity but using the compiz fusion icon utility to reload the window manager will usually fix the issue. I have had this problem intermittently in the past but have always been able to resolve it by reloading the window manager. Now when I'm using compiz I ALWAYS have this issue and it makes compiz unusable. Compiz is not just eye-candy for me, it has become integral to the way I use my computer. If anyone has any ideas I'm all ears.
i just installed centos 5.3, after the install was complete i decided to remove the productivty apps (word processor, spreadsheet etc). that part went succesfully until i restarted the server. i must have removed something related to the desktop beacause when i log in now, all i get is an analog clock, a console window and a firefox window. no background or menu bars. i attached a screen shot so you can see what i mean because i cant quite describe it.
I just set up a separate monitor, I am running Ubuntu 10.04, I use the nVidia graphics driver, Now the Bars on the top and the bottom of the screen won't appear and can't be used. I rebooted w/ out the second monitor and now it disabled itself. I can't get the terminal option at the login screen. When I rebooted the first time w/ the second screen icon's on the desktop appeared. Now nothing appears, but the background. I opened up my browser (Google Chrome) by my key combinations for those who are wondering how I posted this.
The theme I have chosen in Ubuntu 10.04 (Ambiance with buttons in the upper right-hand corner) is not applied to the menu bars at boot/login. Menu and title bars should be very dark with a white font. When I boot the computer, the application title bar is correctly formatted, but the main menu bar of gnome and the menu bars of all applications are black font on gray background. When I open the theme selection (in German Einstellungen | Erscheinungsbild, in English likely something like Preferences | Appearance).
The correct theme is applied to menu bars without that I have to select the theme again; simply opening the Appearance dialog suffices. First I did not name my modified theme (showed up as first theme in the theme selection dialog, user modified). In trying to solve the above issue I gave the theme a name, but the strange behaviour persists. Where I can make the theme automatically and completely applied at boot.
I've got a fresh install of Natty on my Dell Studio 17 laptop. The screen on the laptop doesn't work so I have it plugged into my Panasonic TV with an HDMI cable. The only problem is that the TV is not showing the outer edges of my desktop. So, I can't see the "Applications" menu, for example, or the button to click to Logout. I've messed with every setting available on the TV and nothing has helped.Can anyone provide any advice? I've started messing around with xrandHere is the output of 'xrandr':
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3360 x 1207, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1440x900+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 367mm x 229mm 1440x900 60.1*+ 59.9
Spent the past hour trying to figure this out, it's not happening. I have no menu bars in programs or em, file explorer? Ex: I open playonlinux and at the top.. no file | tools | edit | etc. | etc. This is on pinguy (ubuntu) btw.
Having installed Mint 8 ,then mint 7, both (Gnome), I have been unable to access open offices menu bars in neither Writer ,spreadsheet,etc. Then I tried Abiword, where I saw the Menu bar, but could not enter text, just gibberish.
It came up saying I could install 2 proprietary drivers, one for my WiFi adapter (which works perfectly) and one for my graphics card - a Sapphire AIT Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card. The driver is called ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. Before installing this driver I was unable to have Extra Visual Effects in Appearances. However after installing (and restarting) the menu bars are now in a basic light gray mode, rather than the sleek Ubuntu black. - Although Extra Visual Effects does now work. I've tried rebooting, and I've had a look around in ATI "Catalyst Control Center" but nothing has worked so far.
Does anybody know what this windows mode is, how to change it back to normal and why it's doing it in the first place?
Below is a screenshot of my computer: [URL]
This is also the first time I've installed Ubuntu on my computer, and am keen for it to work.
I recently upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 and all went well once I found the trick to force the upgrade to a beta version. (Subject of a previous post) However now having switched the PC back on after 2/3 days of not touching it, I have nothing in the top and bottom menu bars, just the icons on the desktop for the CD and a shared drive (Machine is dual boot XP/Ubuntiu courtesy of Wubi). I can change back ground but little else
I've also shut down both printer and PC, disconnected the cable between, and also pulled power cord of printer. Reconnected everything and powered back up. The things I tried in both the thread and the cable bit only worked for one time. Then on the following day it would disappear again. It worked beautifully when I first did the complete install of Lucid last month when it came out for final release. But last weekend it started disappearing and when I do get it to show it seems to be only temporary. Has anyone found a permanent fix for this? Is there a "hard fix" for this being worked on from the developers?
I am running Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 Host laptop. I install VirtualBox guest additions. Then I installed Chromium. I want Chromium to autostart whenever the Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) boots up. When I add the entry (system/preferences/startup) I use the command chromium-browser. It stays there until I reboot. After I reboot it disappears from the startup applications and does not startup like it should.
This is driving me up the wall; my mouse cursor disappears whenever I cross from monitor 1 to monitor 2, but returns after moving the mouse around. I've been reading to other posts and tried changing themes etc, but now I have slightly messed up desktop as well - my minimise/restore/close buttons have gone, they only appear when I mouse over where they should be.
There are several things I like about Karmic, but I only migrated to it from Hardy so that the ATI drivers would work correctly for my new HD5770 graphics card, otherwise I would have stayed with Hardy. how I can get the mouse cursor to stay visible all the time?
So I ran my updates today (I'm running 10.04) and was required to restart. I did so, but after logging in none of my sound worked. In fact, the entire sound structure appeared to vanish. I could not access alsamixer (either user or root: Looks like this
Code: $ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory $ sudo alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory $ which alsamixer /usr/bin/alsamixer
I also cannot play things from Pandora or Rythembox (which I used to play CDs). I can open the sound preferences window but there is nothing under Hardware, so perhaps the update threw out my device driver? I can see if I can reinstall, but I'd rather an easier fix if there is one out there. I hate screwing with the sound when there is a simple way to do something.
We run Ubuntu 10.04 Server for our solutions, but I'm having a bizarre problem with init.d boot scripts. I have a script for the Sangoma wanpipe drivers that I modified to add the LSB information so that "update rc.d wanrouter defaults" runs correctly. The symbolic links from rcN.d to init.However, when I reboot the system, all the rcN.d links have disappeared and wanrouter isn't automatically started!I've never seen this kind of behaviour from a Unix based system in 20+ years, so I'm baffled as to how to fix the problem.
I've been having a recurring problem with the borders of all my windows disappearing along with their associated buttons (minimize, maximize, close). The bar which would normally display the name of the current window appears grey, and all other windows have a thick grey border around them. I noticed some people on here having similar problems and tried applying the solutions in those threads to my problem, but none of them solved the problem permanently. The borders seem to disappear at random shortly after my computer boots. Sometimes it happens as soon as I open a window, other times it takes a few minutes. It always happens though. Here's a link to some screen captures of what I'm experiencing. The one is a shot of GIMP open with borders intact. The other, which I took a few minutes later, is Firefox with the no borders problem. This doesn't really hinder my ability to use my computer, but it certainly is annoying. I do have compiz installed, if that helps any.
I am current updated with latest version of 10.04.It has been running fine for several days with the new update.Today, I notice the applications did not show up on the Panel bar at bottom of screen.When I have an application up, and I click the minimize button, the entire application disappear,So I have to start a new application each time if I minimize it.In addition, application does not show up on the Panel bar at all when the application is in-focus, out-of-focus, or minimized.
And when I minimized any application, it disappear entirely. Minimize does not work at this point.So my Panel shows up but is blank!I see several posting of disappearing Panel, but my Panel is NOT missing.How do I enable display of active applications in Panel bar?I also re-ran Update manager, but it said everything is up to date.
Items in my xfce panel are disappearing. First it was the networkmanager launcher which disappeared in xfce but still appeared when I used GNOME, then it disappeared in GNOME. My "x updates are available" icon and volume control icons are also gone, and just now my entire "applications" drop down menu disappeared. I frequently use xmonad so I know all the /bin/ commands for critical programs, but this is really annoying. Also, my desktop keeps changing back to a certain image without me changing it. If I was on windows I would think I had a virus. Maybe I dowlnoaded some bad games I was trying to play in wine? xubuntu 9.10, not updated for a little while since the icon disappeared, Thinkpad T61...
When I was running Ubuntu hardy my local network would stay up for as long as I kept the desktop machine running. Admittedly that was a different computer although it had the same wireless card.Now under Karmic at some undetermined time the network disappears. Unless I reboot the problem persists. After the reboot the network works fine until it does not.
It showed up once I upgraded to Lucid. The inhibit applet keeps disappearing from the panel. It doesn't matter where I place it, if it's locked in place, or what panel I've placed it on; it will be there, but then disappear once I reboot the computer and log back in to the desktop. It shows as an empty space where the icon used to be; right clicking the blank space gives me the standard context menu for the panel instead of the context menu for the inhibit applet. The only way I can get the icon to reappear is if I go to the panel properties and fidget around with the Expand and Hide Buttons options. Does anyone have this same problem?
I have a keyboard shortcut (ALT+M) that I have set to minimize all active windows. Now when I set 'own_window yes' in the conkyrc file, it treats it as a window (what it is supposed to do) but when I use my shortcut it minimizes as well. Now in my docky bar, it does not appear. I have tried setting it to 'own_window no' but then my icons disappear fron my desktop and I have to refresh the desktop every time conky updates (each on sec) this is an absolute nuisance. I have the 'double_buffer yes' option set and that does stop the flickering that I was having but I still cant happily use conky.
I've just installed ubuntu 10.10 and found it to be great until the next morning... I logged on today to find my top and bottom menu bars have gone! I thought that there may be something wrong with my resolution so I right clicked on the screen and selected 'change desktop background' but nothing would happen, I'm even unable to open a terminal!
At links the mouse pointer disappears within Internet Explorer 6.0. I just updated to the latest version of ubuntu which run like a charm. This problem however is annoying.I can press Ctrl to see the pointer but the fact is it should never disappear.
I do have problems with the graphics (Intel 4500) which sometimes at reproducable cases stops responding. (When trying to update graphically and having to answer a question in a child window to the main window). Is this problem a wine setting or something with x11 or compiz or ?
All of my windows disappear for about a second, leaving only the desktop wallpaper showing, then reappear. I've noticed it mostly when navigating pages or clicking on bookmark folders (on the 'new tab' page) in Chromium. I tried switching the session from "Ubuntu" to "Ubuntu Classic," but that didn't really work either; the problem still persists.
Other times I've had it happen is clicking on Unity's panel (the volume, time/date, etc.). I've no way to access an application's menu now; clicking 'tools' in Banshee also starts the problem.
What is it with the gnome panel that causes its inexplicable disappearance? Is it a bug? I've been using Ubuntu since 7.04 and I think this panel disappearance phenomenon has become more frequent in recent distros. Since I installed 10.04 nearly 2 months ago, I've had to rebuild gnome twice, the last time today.
I've looked at some (maybe most) of the forum posts on this issue and there doesn't seem to be any clear reason why the panel drops out as it does, not that I can see anyhow. Ubuntu developers, please don't get me wrong. I respect your work and will certainly stick with Ubuntu, no doubt about that. But the evaporation of the panel is a niggling issue, having to restore and then setup the panel with the file browser and all the rest.
I have a 1TB external HDD I used for backup, formatted as ext4. One day it decided it would no longer do anything. It doesn't mount, shows up as "unknown" in gparted, and Testdisk hasn't found any files on it. Logs from testdisk: [URL]